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Tools to Optimize and Monitor Linux

If you use Linux, you may get attracted to this article and are really curious to know the ways to optimize and monitor the Linux System. After reading this article, you can know how to monitor the System’s memory usage, Ram usage, CPU usage, etc. So let us start without further delay

htop: It’s a command which helps the user to view information regarding the memory, CPU usage, and uptime (time since last boot). If you feel that your Linux system is slow, then just run this command and see what are the processes running in the background. To use this command, just type htop (all in lowercase) and hit enter. After getting the list of the processes, there are also some shortcuts that may help you like hitting F6 gives you a sorted view of the list, which makes it simpler to find anything; hitting the Home button will take you to the top of the list and will select the first process and similarly the End button will take you to the bottom of the list and will select the last process.

Baobab: If you want to see what is taking up the storage in your system, then this command will definitely help youThis command gives a graphical representation of the disk and tells you what applications take up more space. To use this command, type Baobab (Exactly as shown) and hit enter. One more thing to keep in mind is that Linux is case sensitive and doesn’t execute commands even if a word is in the wrong case.

Stacer: This is a great tool to monitor the tasks in your Linux system. This tool helps the user by showing information such as Download and upload speed, system info, services running, Processes, history of CPU. It also helps the user to optimize their systems so that the system only opens the required programs when it starts. Stacer can be downloaded, and the process is simple.

Updated: April 27, 2021 — 7:11 am

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